Report 16/7/18

Davo's Noosa
Cnr Mary & Thomas St, Noosaville
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Nicole Penfold
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Report 16/7/18

Post by Nicole Penfold » Thu Jul 19, 2018 2:06 pm

With some great weather over the weekend plenty of anglers were out in force with good fish coming from the river, surf and offshore. In the surf anglers have had a good run of larger bream with most fish taken on the start of the run out tide, fishing the deeper gutters in the stretch between Marcoola to Mudjimba Beach has been where most of the fish have been taken. The best performing baits are mullet strips and mullet gut combined with a long bait holder style hooks to give you the best bait presentation. Tailor have come on with the big evening tide we have had over the last week, again most fish are chopper size but there are a few greenbacks amongst them. Pin Cushion Island and up towards Yaroomba have been the pick of the spots. Best baits are pilchard, mullet fillet, and bonito strip baits. If lures is your thing, get your hands on some Shimano Raiders Slugs. These metal lures have become a highly desired surf lure.

The Maroochy River has really been firing with plenty of tailor and trevally around, plenty of anglers have been using suspending diving lures on the troll with the most success coming from the area down river from the motorway bridge. A couple of great options have been the Zerek Tango Shads and the 65mm Lucky Craft pointers. Another great techniques has been metal slugs in the 20-40g range using the slow roll retrieve. If bait is your preference try mullet fillets and pillies on a lightly weighted gang. Bream have moved up river with the Bli Bli Bridge and Oyster Bank Road showing fish up to and over 30cm. The Cranka Crabs have again been very popular with plenty of fish taken on these realistic looking lures, for the bait anglers keep you sinker weights light for the best results. The Cod Hole is the pick of spots if wanting to land jewfish, with most fish taking live mullet and fresh mullet fillet. Plastics are the other favourite, with heavy weighted jig heads giving better results. The favourable plastics would be with 4 and 6 inch Zman SwimmerZ!

For those heading offshore, the Barwon Banks were where most angler headed with some nice catches recorded, large snapper, cod, pearl perch, cobia and parrot were all boated. There was a far bit of run so larger baits took a while to get to the bottom. For those using soft plastic most anglers were switching to elevator heads to get there plastics to the bottom. Micro Jigs have also been working well and the new colt Sniper Wonderfall’s from Shimano really firing, these jigs are made in a great range of colours and sizes perfect for working the bottom. For those of us that have smaller craft the closer reef were also producing with Coolum Reef, Arkwright Sholes, Handcock Sholes and the Gneerings all producing some nice fish, Snapper to 70cm, sweetlip, cod and cobia were all on offer. Fresh baits and berley was the key to good fish.

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Davo's Bait & Tackle Northshore
938 David Low Way, Marcoola Q 4564
Ph: 07 5448 8244
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Shop 6, Noosa Homemaker Ctr, Mary St, Noosaville Q 4566
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